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Vaccine, PCR test, good reasons … on what conditions can foreign tourists come to France this summer?

How to bring tourists to France this summer, after more than a year of the Covid-19 pandemic? On Friday morning, the government announced new rules that will take effect from June 9th.

Countries around the world are divided into three color zones. The first, green, joins the June 2 European zone (EU plus a few countries like Switzerland), Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Singapore, following a file sent by Matignon. … These conditions are considered “safe” in terms of virus circulation.

Passengers arriving in France from one of these will no longer need to have a negative PCR or antigen test if they are fully vaccinated. They need to get one of the products approved by the European Medicines Agency, namely – today – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen.

The Orange Zone includes the vast majority of other countries in the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States. All travelers will need to have a PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test less than 48 hours to be able to travel to France, even if they have been vaccinated. If this is not the case, it will take a good reason to get permission to enter our borders.

From the red zone, which includes South Africa and India, a good reason will be imposed even on vaccinated passengers. A PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours with a negative result will also be requested. At the same time, the mandatory 10-day quarantine will be preserved for the unvaccinated, and the rest will only have to adhere to 7-day self-isolation.

However, certain gray areas remain, in particular the ways of controlling persons making simple transit through a country in the “green” zone. Traveling to foreign countries will logically depend on the regulations in force in the respective country.

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